DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon Redshift vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RethinkDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. RethinkDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Document store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score23.86
Rank#32  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score38.52
Rank#26  Overall
#3  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score3.15
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)MicrosoftThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release201220142009
Current release2.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoJSON typesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesrestrictedyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBC.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin PythonJavaScript
TriggersnoJavaScriptClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnowith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelyes infousers and table-level permissions

More information provided by the system vendor

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesSQLFlow: Provides a visual representation of the overall flow of data. Automated SQL data lineage analysis across Databases, ETL, Business Intelligence, Cloud and Hadoop environments by parsing SQL Script and stored procedure.
» more

DBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon RedshiftMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBRethinkDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Meet some database management systems you are likely to hear more about in the future
4 August 2014, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Mission Achieves the AWS Service Delivery Designation for Amazon Redshift
8 September 2021, Yahoo Finance

Database Wars: Oracle Attacks Amazon with High-Speed Upgrade
16 September 2021, Cloud Wars

AQUA for Amazon Redshift goes GA
14 April 2021, ZDNet

How AQUA For Amazon Redshift Performs Its Queries Up To 10X Faster Than Before
10 May 2021, Forbes

Best Data Warehouse Tools for Managing Your Data | ESF
24 September 2021, Enterprise Storage Forum

provided by Google News

Azure Cosmos DB: autoscale, session state, monitoring, and more | Azure Friday - Microsoft
24 September 2021, Channel 9

Microsoft to Azure Cosmos DB Users: Your Data May Have Been Exposed
30 August 2021, Redmondmag.com

Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB incident underscores the need to closely watch cloud data – Urgent Comms
1 September 2021, Urgent Communications

Azure Cosmos DB users urged to change digital keys as critical flaw emerges
29 August 2021, ARNnet

Weekly threat roundup: Exchange Server, AMD CPUs, Azure Cosmos DB
2 September 2021, IT PRO

provided by Google News

Open Source Software Market Is Booming Worldwide | Epson, RethinkDB, Canonical - Herefordshire Live
24 September 2021, Herefordshire Live

Yugabyte Launches Cloud Database-As-A-Service
20 September 2021, Forbes

NoSQL Databases Software Market In-Depth Analysis | Key Players- Amazon, Arango DB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase – Stillwater Current
20 September 2021, Stillwater Current

Open Source Software Market Is Booming Worldwide | Intel, Epson, IBM, Transcend, Oracle, Acquia
20 September 2021, The Manomet Current

Review: RethinkDB rethinks real-time Web apps
23 September 2015, InfoWorld

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Performance Engineer - Amazon Redshift
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Boston, MA

AWS Database Services SDE, Amazon Redshift
Amazon.com Services LLC, Austin, TX

Database Engineer - AWS, Amazon Redshift
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Seattle, WA

Database Administrator
Whole Foods Market, Thornton, CO

Amazon Redshift - Software Development Engineer
Amazon.com Services LLC, East Palo Alto, CA

Support Escalation Engineer - Cosmos DB
Microsoft, Charlotte, NC

Content Developer 1
Microsoft, United States

Software Engineer II
Microsoft, United States

Security Analyst
Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Senior Program Manager - Azure Service Fabric
Microsoft, Atlanta, GA

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database machine learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Present your product here